Born overseas on the tiny Mediterranean island of Malta and raised in China, Australia, and Hong Kong, as well as stateside, Anaïs Pellegrini has a deep interest in what strengthens and enriches lives and communities, and is honored to be a part of the nonprofit world in Santa Barbara. Anaïs credits her mother for instilling in her a strong appreciation and affinity for the arts and music by taking her to performances in New York City at a very young age.
After graduating with a degree in Art History, Anaïs began her career at the Katonah Museum in New York. A resident of Santa Barbara since 2008, Anaïs is proud to have served as Director of Development for a wide range of organizations such as the Community Environmental Council and the Jewish Federation of Greater Santa Barbara. She also served as Associate Director at the Santa Barbara/Tri-Counties office of the Anti-Defamation League where she was professionally trained to facilitate anti-bias and diversity training throughout Santa Barbara, Ventura, and San Luis Obispo Counties. Anaïs has held volunteer leadership roles on the boards of the Association of Fundraising Professionals- Ventura/Santa Barbara Chapter, Santa Barbara Education Foundation, and Girls Rock Santa Barbara. She is the current Board Chair at the environmental non-profit, Regenerative Progress.
Anaïs has two daughters, Talia Bee and Lena Simone, and enjoys exploring the incredible beauty of the West Coast with them. They are passionate arts and music enthusiasts, and can regularly be found at small and large venues across the region, be it at a Camerata Pacifica concert in downtown Los Angeles or at a country music show at the Santa Barbara Bowl.